“I was tired, had no free time and was pretty much broke.” What do you do when you discover the work of your dreams isn't all it's cracked up to be? For Paul Egan, the answer was to experiment with something new. Here's how he learned (via a start-up, a false start and a lot of debt) that you don't have to know where you're going in order to get where you need to be.
There's no escaping it – at some point, you're going to have to 'come out' as a career changer to your friends and family. And what they think and say (or don't think and don't say) can have a huge impact on the way you feel about your shift. So how do you do it? Natasha shares the seven things you need to know when you break the news.
“For one of the first times in my life, I made a major, life-changing decision by gut instinct.” Anna Watson found herself stressed out and tense, in a career she'd never really chosen. So, she decided to take a leap of faith. Here's how a double shift – including a detour up the mountains of New Zealand – led her to a career that fits her perfectly.
Karolina finally knows where she wants to shift to in her career. But while she's clear about the 'what', she's not so sure about the 'how'. What do you do when you can see your destination, but there's no clear path to get there?
"Nothing was ever good enough." For Emma Theron, the world of PR felt unsupportive and fake. So, she decided to take a leap and never go back. It's been a steep learning curve, but now she's turned what used to be the highlight of her day into her full-time career. This is her story.
Constantly procrastinating and undermining your own progress when it comes to your shift? Know you're doing counterproductive things, but can't seem to stop yourself? Meet your inner saboteur. Natasha shares 3 key facts about this internal troublemaker, and an unusual approach to getting it back under control.
"The love for my job had been knocked out of me." When Jo Littler was bullied at work, it was the final straw in an already exhausting career. Pursuing her passion instead meant working 90-hour weeks and navigating a roller coaster of emotions, but finally, she's come out on top. This is her story.
"I always had this gut feeling that there was another path I needed to follow." Andrew Magill was frustrated; he just couldn't see where his physiotherapy career was going. But, by taking his time, working with a coach and getting curious about the companies he liked, he found a new role that ticks all his boxes. This is his story.
Meryl wants to do something more meaningful with her career. Through her own research, she's gathered a number of clues about a possible new direction. But a vague idea isn't enough. How do you turn a general gist into a solid, reliable path?